Janet is a career Civil Servant who spent her first 10 years in operations before moving onto a series of corporate and strategy roles.
Janet has managed a variety of front-line teams including employment support for lone parents and the long-term unemployed. Her last operational post was leading a Private Office Team, supporting the Agency CEO.
Strategy roles include: Corporate Finance; Housing Benefit Reform; leading a series of Private Pension Transformation White Papers; designing a National New Deal for Disabled People:, a Flexible New Deal for Jobseekers; and publication of 6 cross-Government White Papers to drive integration of the National Skills & Employment Systems.
Her most recent appointments include leading a programme of pan-Whitehall Social Justice policy to improve recovery from addiction, reduce re-offending and prevent homelessness through tailored employment pathways. In this role Janet was a member of the London Mayor’s Delivery Board for the Prevention of Homelessness.
Janet’s role working on Civil Service Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategy has involved overseeing the development of cross-Government initiatives such as piloting a new Corporate Workplace Adjustment Service, expanding the corporate D & I learning portfolio and developing a new Positive Action Talent & Inclusion Pathway – ‘Levelling the Playing Field’. She now supports Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary at Transport and Civil Service Disability Champion, in the delivery of an ambitious vision of creating an organisational culture that is disability confident and fully inclusive.
Janet is currently a:
• Leadership Fellow, St George’s College, Windsor Castle
• Trustee of enei
• Non-Executive Adviser to Radius
• Non-Executive Director on the Executive Board of RiDi
• Non-Executive on the Metropolitan Police Service STR.IDE Board
• Member of ‘Mum’s The Chef’ Advisory Board and
• Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Janet received her CBE in the June 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to Diversity & Inclusion.